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Forum: Roman May 25, 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,583
Posted By Scribonius
Not Commodus, but his father Marcus Aurelius as...

Not Commodus, but his father Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antninus Pius.

Looks like:

Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 152-153 AD.

Obverse: AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL, bare head...
Forum: Off-topic Conversations Dec 29, 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93,770
Posted By Scribonius
I don't think that three weeks is out of the norm...

I don't think that three weeks is out of the norm for this time of year. I'm in Canada and have been buying coins from US dealers for about 20 years. And the transit times haven't changed in that...
Forum: Attribution Help Jun 21, 2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By Scribonius
Wildwinds.com is always a good place to start. If...

Wildwinds.com is always a good place to start. If you go to that site, click on the box called Republic Coinage by Gens box on the Roman line. On the next screen, scroll down and click on the Carisia...
Forum: Roman May 2, 2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By Scribonius
Anyone who wants to educate themselves about...

Anyone who wants to educate themselves about ancient coins is welcome here, so don't think that you are bothering any of us with your questions. Icy responses are reserved for eBay sellers who show...
Forum: Roman May 1, 2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By Scribonius
It's a Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius. On the...

It's a Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius. On the question of Roman or Greek, you can generally, but not always, identify a Roman coin if you see that the words are written in Latin.... all the...
Forum: Roman Provincial Feb 14, 2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,013
Posted By Scribonius
Jeff: You pulling our legs? You really aren't...

Jeff: You pulling our legs? You really aren't familiar with this coin type? I know you're a Greek guy, and it is a Roman coin ( note the legend in Latin ), but it is one of the most well known coins...
Forum: Commercial Sales Jan 15, 2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,089
Posted By Scribonius
Saints and Bears

No, no... not the Saints and Da Bears.....errr...... so maybe that should read Saint Paul and the bear. Coins, that is.

Breck and Zach have mentioned their interests in these two subjects recently,...
Forum: Roman Oct 26, 2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,846
Posted By Scribonius
Zach: Here's another follis from the Langtoft I...

Zach: Here's another follis from the Langtoft I hoard, from my collection, for more surface comparison.

Noticing the greener patina on Voz's example, I was going to ask if anyone has seen enough...
Forum: Roman Oct 23, 2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By Scribonius
The legend appears to read: LVD XVI DG FR ET NAV...

The legend appears to read:

LVD XVI DG FR ET NAV R[EX]

which would make it French...Louis XVI, sometime after 1774. I can't tell whch denomination from just the obverse, but probably one of the...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Oct 11, 2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,160
Posted By Scribonius
Breck / Ed / Scott: I don't know much, if...

Breck / Ed / Scott: I don't know much, if anything, about detection of artificial patinas either, but here's an example of a coin of mine which has an "applied desert patina". At least, CNG says it...
Forum: Want Lists Oct 11, 2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,898
Posted By Scribonius
Ken: Thanks for this post! This coin is one I...

Ken: Thanks for this post! This coin is one I bought from CNG in their E-auction 28 in May 2001. I hadn't realized that it was posted in Wildwinds. I knew that at least a couple of my other coins are...
Forum: Attribution Help Oct 7, 2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By Scribonius
Mark: I think I've found it. IN CNG MBS 70, lot...

Mark: I think I've found it. IN CNG MBS 70, lot 160, there is another example of this pairing of monogram and control symbol. Their attribution was to Thompson 47, Lampsakos mint, struck 297/6 - 281...
Forum: Attribution Help Oct 7, 2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By Scribonius
Mark: I know this doesn't answer your either / or...

Mark: I know this doesn't answer your either / or question, but I found two examples of this coin with the same crescent control symbol and the HP monogram in an old Malter auction catalog ( Auction...
Forum: Authenticity Sep 22, 2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,325
Posted By Scribonius
Ken: It sounds like you want to take a hands-on...

Ken: It sounds like you want to take a hands-on approach to authentication. I've never gone as far as using microscopes, just loupes, but I'm sure that some others here have. I'll let them respond in...
Forum: Want Lists Sep 20, 2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,256
Posted By Scribonius
Mark: Like in "David: Can you find me...

Mark: Like in "David: Can you find me a...whatever?". I don't know, but I don't see why not. He seems to have one or two dozen new items every week or so, so he must have good sources. Just browsing...
Forum: Beginning Collectors Sep 20, 2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,266
Posted By Scribonius
Ron: My suggestion for you is to put off buying...

Ron: My suggestion for you is to put off buying coins for a while and instead to start with a subscription to the Celator, which is a monthly magazine devoted to ancient and medieval coin collecting,...
Forum: Want Lists Sep 20, 2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,256
Posted By Scribonius
Andrew: Have you browsed the antiquities for sale...

Andrew: Have you browsed the antiquities for sale on David Liebert's The Time Machine Co. site? David writes the Antiquities column in the Celator magazine each month. He always has a good selection...
Forum: Commercial Sales Sep 16, 2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,800
Posted By Scribonius
One of the lots that I bid on had an even more...

One of the lots that I bid on had an even more extreme result. Lot 708, a provincial bronze of Nicaea, with a Julius Caesar portrait, was estimated at $ 500. I couldn't find any comparables to help...
Forum: Greek Sep 4, 2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,938
Posted By Scribonius
Jeff: "what evidence exists to support this...

Jeff: "what evidence exists to support this contention? " .... a natural question from the scientist in you! One of my other hobbies is astronomy, and I just read an article last month on this...
Forum: Commercial Sales Aug 30, 2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,392
Posted By Scribonius
Hmmmm. I'm guessing it was Lycian silver. Maybe...

Hmmmm. I'm guessing it was Lycian silver. Maybe that Mithrapata stater? It would fit in your collection very nicely, I think. How about it Jeff? Was that it?

Gary
Forum: Advanced Topics Aug 30, 2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,620
Posted By Scribonius
Mike: Here's a quote from RIC IV, Part II, pages...

Mike: Here's a quote from RIC IV, Part II, pages 25 & 26, which addresses this question:

"The only types which have any bearing on contemporary history relate to the victory of Elagabalus over...
Forum: Attribution Help Aug 11, 2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By Scribonius
Valerie: I haven't found anything either, but...

Valerie: I haven't found anything either, but the reverse design appears to me to be the forepart of a bull or cow facing left, with the head turned upward and to the side, and with the horns...
Forum: Antiquities Aug 11, 2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,179
Posted By Scribonius
Andrew: I don't know if it is the same as the...

Andrew: I don't know if it is the same as the Jactus game that Mauseus references, but I have a game called Tabula which I acquired about 15 years ago. It is a board game played with dice and glass...
Forum: Attribution Help Jul 23, 2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By Scribonius
Gunner: There were quite a number of cities that...

Gunner: There were quite a number of cities that used Athena / Owl symbology on their coinage at one time or another. Some of them were colonies of Athens, others were not. I think you need to be...
Forum: Greek Jul 22, 2006, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,534
Posted By Scribonius
Jeff: I wonder if what you are interpreting as a...

Jeff: I wonder if what you are interpreting as a movable brow guard is instead a movable cheek guard flipped up? I found the attached image in Osprey Elite 7, The Ancient Greeks, by Nick Secunda,...
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